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Jay-Z 'Decoded:' The Fresh Air Interview

Jay-Z is one of the most successful hip-hop artists of all time. On Fresh Air, he discusses growing up in Brooklyn surrounded by drugs and violence, and the stories behind many of his famous songs.
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English Teacher Reaches Through Student's Haze

NPR correspondent John Burnett's high school English teacher, Christine Eastus, may have been demanding, but she encouraged his interest in writing. Burnett is thankful that Eastus gave him the boost he needed as a teenager. You can thank a teacher, too, on Twitter with #thankteacher, or on the StoryCorps Facebook page.
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After Irene, N.Y. Farmers Recover

When Hurricane Irene struck three months ago, it devastated the family farm run by Jim and Cindy Barber in Middleburgh, N.Y. The couple discusses the farm's recovery.
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A High School Guidance Counselor's Lasting Lessons

Guy Raz thanks his former high school guidance counselor, Walter Roig, for being in his corner and teaching him about wielding power. The conversation is part of the StoryCorps National Day of Listening project. On Friday, you can thank a teacher, too, on Twitter, with hash tag #thankteacher, or on the StoryCorps Facebook page.
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Kitchen Tricks: Halving Cherry Tomatoes

On the program Wednesday, Saveur Magazine's Todd Coleman revealed a kitchen secret for peeling garlic cloves. On Thursday, his trick is quickly halving a handful of cherry tomatoes.
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Rocker Nick Lowe Still Has 'The Old Magic'

Singer-songwriter Nick Lowe joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for an in-studio interview and performance featuring several songs from his 13th solo album, The Old Magic.
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The Muppet Fans Who Made 'The Muppets' Movie

The filmmakers behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall have teamed up to create a new Muppet movie. "We set out to make a Muppet movie that harkened back to the late-'70s [and] early-'80s Muppets that we grew up with," says Jason Segel.
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The American Behind The 2008 Attack On Mumbai

David Coleman Headley was one of the leaders of the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai. A new Frontline documentary chronicles how the son of a Pakistani father and an American mother became a radicalized Islamic militant while working as an informant for the U.S. government.

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